2002 Yamaha YZ125

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2002 Yamaha YZ125
2002 Yamaha YZ125


– 2002 Yamaha YZ125 Review

2002 Yamaha YZ125

Life’s a Berm. Then You Fly…

“Is there anything this bike doesn’t do well?” Cycle News asked just before naming the 2002 Yamaha YZ125 its “2001 125cc MX Shootout” winner. Well, if five 125 SX crowns and six straight MXA “125 of the Year” awards is any indication, the answer is no. (That’s two years in a row, by the way, that Yamaha has swept every major class in MXA’s “Bike of the Year” honors.)

High praise and laurels, however, are not something anyone can afford to rest upon. So, like its 250cc sibling, the YZ125 is a completely new animal for 2002.


2002 Yamaha YZ125 Features and Benefits




2002 Yamaha YZ125 – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $4,999 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

Length 84.2″

Height 51.9″

Width 32.6″

Weight N/A

Ground Clearance 15.7″

Wheelbase 56.9″

Seat Height 39″

Engine 124cc, Liquid-cooled, Reed valve-inducted, 2-stroke

Displacement 124cc

Bore x Stroke 54 X 54.5mm

Compression Ratio 8.7 – 10.8:1

Carburetion 38mm Mikuni TMX

Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal.

Ignition Digital CDI

Transmission 5-speed w/multi-plate wet clutch

Final Drive Chain

Brakes Front: 250mm floating disc
Rear: 245mm disc

Tires Premium Dunlop 739 knobbies

Suspension Front: 46mm Kayaba Inverted Telescopic Fork, 11.8″ of travel (adjustable rebound/compression damping)
Rear: Fully Adjustable Kayaba Single Shock, 12.4″ of travel

Team Yamaha Blue/White

Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations. Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.

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